Altair Engineering

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Altair Engineering Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
69 Reviews
4.0
69 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Allows for decent work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • flexible work environment, advanced technology , it is great place for career grow (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it is difficult to maintain a consistent work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • I feel here growth is also not quite satisfactory (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products, very good industrial relations. CEO has a good vision for the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    I worked at Altair Engineering full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1) Employees treated exceptionally well.
    2) Low attrition rate
    3) challenging work
    4) flexibility to move from between different technical roles

    Cons

    5) Certain product areas are lacking in motivation. Could lower morale for employees directly involved in those.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good balance between work and study.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working hours were very flexible, which allowed me to concurrently attend school. Management is also very much in touch with employees and understand our needs while still giving direction. Communication with management is very good, and they are very informed about products and their future direction.

    Cons

    The pay was by no means spectacular. Given the quantity of work given, the wage should have been higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engaging internship with true responsibilities rather than just busy work; great exposure to company as a whole.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Design Intern in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Product Design Intern in Troy, MI

    I worked at Altair Engineering as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For interns, Altair provides realistic experience with true engineering related work rather than mundane tasks. The intern development program allows for exposure to the entire company. The company still seems small while garnering impressive accolades and clients.

    Cons

    Intern wages relative to other larger companies are slightly lacking and there is no compensation for housing during the internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Flexible, supportive workplace with opportunities to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. Allows for decent work-life balance. Great middle management. A lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Dynamic and young workforce. Good office culture. Fantastic health care coverage.

    Cons

    Payscale hovers around the average at most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on over all morale as the company size grows. Continue supporting us with the perks like flexibility, health care coverage, retirement fund matching!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Professional company

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Health benefits, management , professional with onsite contractors

    Cons

    Poor pay , no bonus or no appreciation for good work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve onsite contractors more in company affairs. They do make a lot of money for the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people seem very nice and happy with their jobs.

    Cons

    I haven't been there long enough to know of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    engineering

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, innovative company always on the upswing, decent work-life balance, compensation, great benefits,

    Cons

    i cannot think of many cons of working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CFD engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CFD Project Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - CFD Project Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    best to work for company osum work culture

    Cons

    low pay low pay low pay low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay higher to the people who make money for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Altair Engineering part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly people, great location, good pay, lots of coffee lol

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great for growing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altair Engineering as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible work environment, advanced technology , it is great place for career grow.

    Cons

    most of contract jobs, you may feel unstable.

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